Around the Horn (January 4)

On Being a Heroic Man

Here Tim Challis urges, “The reality, though, is that few men will ever commit the kind of acts they have so often pictured in their dreams. Few men will ever find themselves facing grave peril and impossible odds to emerge victorious and heroic. Few men will ever live the kind of lives that will even afford them the opportunity. Yet many men choose to sit idly by, wishing they would encounter the field of battle or the place of challenge so they could finally prove themselves. To such men I have two things to say. First, I urge patience and second, I urge action.”

All Things Are Yours, in Christ (Monod)

“In 1 Corinthians 3:21-22, Paul wrote, “…For everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God” (NET). What does it mean for you, as a Christian, that everything is yours? Adolphe Monod (d. 1856) answered that question well in one of his deathbed meditations. Here are some excerpts from that meditation. I hope these thoughts are a blessing for you today.”

Lily in the Desert: The Missionary Example of Lilias Trotter

“As a promising young artist, Lilias Trotter was offered the opportunity to go viral in Victorian England. Her exceptional talent caught the eye of a leading art critic who offered to catalyze her career. But Trotter rejected the proffered fame and instead moved to impoverished Algeria. There, the delicate English Lily served in a literal and spiritual desert for almost 40 years.”

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